The always superb Adam Liptak covers two recent legal ethics stories in the New York Times. First, there is this story from today's Times on whether the zealous advocacy norm should be relaxed in the mass tort context.
And then there is this story (hat tip to the ABA Journal) involving a West Virginia Supreme Court justice who recused himself from a case involving a coal company, because the justice had gone on vacation with the company's CEO. The latter story sounded very similar to the Justice Scalia duck-hunting trip story, but with a notably different outcome. Can anyone distinguish the two cases?